Sliding Window / November 19, 2018 / Christabel Gosselin.
The sliding door is generally available in glass which allows light to enter your home. They can be used as a partition between two rooms or can also be used to connect to your patio or garden. The sliding windows are available in glass as well. Different kinds of frames are available for these but it is best to opt for the U PVC frames. They are durable ECO friendly and are easy to maintain as well. Sliding frames are generally used in areas that have large open space. They are apt for places that can accommodate 23 panels easily.
Primarily it may be the environment that affects the choice of windows. A harsh environment calls for windows that are inside the house rather than exposed to the sun wind and temperature shifts whereas a mild environment allows the use of windows that are exposed to the outside. Ventilation is another important point to be considered while choosing windows. Windows fitted on opposite walls allow for cross ventilation and help keep the rooms cool.
Sliding window locks are often called vent locks as they allow the window to be locked slightly open for ventilation. The recommended gap is 100mm but never have more than 150mm. The theory is that if a head can get through a window a person can squeeze through. The venting position is not as secure as when the window is shut and locked. Therefore you should only leave your windows locked open you are at home.
Many new sliding windows have key locking latches already installed. Some allow the window to be locked slightly open for ventilation. If your home has these window locks they are usually secure enough to keep your insurance company happy. If your home has only a simple nonlocking latch you should secure them with a keylocking sliding window lock or a window grill. Installing window locks yourself will cost AUD$15$20 per window. Having these locks supplied and installed by a locksmith will cost $40$50 per window.